The topic we are addressing this time, among the many that trace the relationship between Italy and the United States from different angles, concerns Italian opera and the Italian Americans. Professor Davide Ceriani is a musicologist who teaches at Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ). A few months ago, he gave a multimedia presentation at the Library...

“Qui dove il mare luccica / e tira forte il vento, / su una vecchia terrazza / davanti al Golfo di Surriento…” (“Here, where the sea shines / and the wind blows strong, / on an old terrace / facing the Gulf of Sorrento…”) are perhaps Lucio Dalla’s most famous words. They are the beginning of the Italian singer songwriter’s sentimental song dedicate...

He visited Little Italy and Chinatown, posed for pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge, marveled at the tall buildings and took in shows. He played cards in the back room of an Italian restaurant on 34th Street with the tenor Enrico Caruso. He was the toast of Gilded Age New York, thronged by reporters and cheered on by Vanderbilts and Astors. Giacomo Pu...

When: Thursday, December 06, 2018 At 6:30 pm - Where: IIC Los Angeles - Entrance : Free. For more info click here. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will present his docu-concert celebrating Enrico Caruso. Featured on PBS, Pasquale "Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso" blends a stunning concert recorded live at Castello Giusso on Italy's Amalfi coast w...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

The twentieth century began with the promise of new inventions, art forms, the automobile and much more that would stimulate the most significant expansion of creativity not experienced since the Renaissance. Along with the promise of a new age, came a rebirth of music’s highest form…the Opera. The music of Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, and many oth...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend: "The Life and Times of Caruso". A lecture on the life of opera legend Enrico Caruso and a screening of the silent film "My Cousin" presented by Comm. Aldo Mancusi, Founder and President of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. Thursday, December 21st, 6:30 PM. Italian American Museum - 155...

When: Tuesday, November 2, at 6:30pm - Where: Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason Bldg C – San Francisco, CA 94123 - What: The Leonardo Da Vinci Society Cordially invites you to join us to celebrate Enrico Caruso with Pasquale Esposito! Pasquale Esposito is a professional vocalist who has been entertaining audiences In the Bay Area, other metropolita...

All’inizio del ventesimo secolo, è cosa nota, gli italiani negli Stati Uniti non godevano di buona fama. Eppure, fu proprio in quel periodo che cominciarono ad assurgere a una notorietà internazionale due italiani destinati a rimanere nella storia, anzi, a entrare nel mito. Due italiani come il tenore Enrico Caruso e il poliziotto Giuseppe "Joe" Pe...

«Nei dialoghi immaginari con lui gli chiedo spesso cosa fare con tutti i suoi ricordi, ci teneva tanto a farsi chiamare commendatore, e ora sono commendatore della Repubblica italiana anche io...». Aldo Mancusi non trattiene l’emozione. Da più di quarant’anni ha raccolto cimeli e memorabilia e realizzato al secondo piano della sua casa il Museo Car...